Preliminary Schedule

Our workshop schedule features a diverse array of activities, including plenary speeches, oral presentations, round table meetings, poster presentations, a social event and a gala dinner. Explore the agenda and plan your participation accordingly to make the most of this enriching event. Sitges, Spain.

Oct 22thOct 23thOct 24thOct 25th
9:00-9:45Kevin PlaxcoJavier RamónYvonne Achermann
9:45-10:30Ajay Kottapallioralsorals
11:00-11:45Sébastien RogerCarlos AlemánJesper Olsen
12:05-13:00Round table
14:30-15:15Karsten HauptoralsElena Ferapontova
15:15-16:00oralsOscar Ahumada
16:00-16:30Coffee-BreakSocial event & Gala dinnerCoffee-Break
16:30-17:15Sebastian Maerklorals
17:15-18:00oralsPoster presentation

Plenary speakers

Dr. Yvonne Achermann
Medical doctor specializing in internal medicine and infectious diseases at University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

Speech: The Future of sensing in Periprosthetic joint infections
Dr. Oscar Ahumada
General Manager at Mecwins, Spain

Speech: Ultrasensitive Biomarker Detection: Revolutionizing Early Diagnosis and Precision Medicine
Prof. Carlos Alemán
Full Professor of Physical Chemistry at Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
Speech: Applications of Electroresponsive Polymers in Diagnosis and Therapeutics
Dr. Elena Ferapontova
Associate Professor in the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center at the Aarhus University, Denmark

Speech: Electrochemical Biosensors for Cancer Diagnostics
Karsten Haupt 2023
Prof. Karsten Haupt
Full Professor of Nanobiotechnology at the University of Technology of Compiègne, France

Speech: Molecularly imprinted polymers - biomimetic synthetic antibodies for biomedical diagnostics and therapy
Dr. Jesper Olsen
Principal Engineer at Coloplast, Denmark

Speech: User centric medical device development
Dr. Ajay Kottapalli
Associate Professor in Bioinspired MEMS and Biomedical Devices (BMBD) at the University of Groningen, Netherlands

Speech: Whisking Through the Wonders of Seal Whiskers: Biological Insights and Sensor Innovations
Dr. Sebastian Maerkl
Professor of Biochemistry at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Speech: On biochemical constructors and synthetic cells
Prof. Kevin Plaxco
Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at the University of California, US

Speech: Recent advances in in vivo molecular monitoring
Dr. Javier Ramón
Leading professor in ´´Biosensors for Bioengineering´´ group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain

Speech: Multi organ on a chip for the study of metabolic diseases
Dr. Sébastien Roger
Professor in Physiology at the University of Tours, France

Speech: ATP-gated P2X receptors : Sensing extracellular ATP and roles in physiopathological conditions

Organizing Committee

Local Committee

Social Event

Visit to Rovellats Cava (wine tourism)

We are excited to announce a special social event as part of Biosensing 2024 — a guided visit to the Rovellats Wineries.

The guided visit will introduce you to the fascinating world of cava and the world of Rovellats, a family winery in the heart of the Penedès. Surrounded by a beautiful environment of modernist-neoclassical gardens as well as the historic buildings of this old winery with origins in the 10th century, you will have the opportunity to visit their cellars. At a depth of 12 meters, the radial cellar is unique in the world for its six-pointed star structure with a central roundabout. Rovellats cavas are made with their own grapes and following the traditional method. The visit will finish with a tasting of cava and some little snacks.


Gala dinner

The banquet dinner will be conducted after the wine tourism visit in the restaurant Sofia by Picnic close to the beach, in Sitges.


Attendance at the social event is included within workshop registration fees. Please indicate your interest in attending the visit to Rovellats Cava, the banquet and your main course plate during the registration process.


Shuttle transportation will be provided from the workshop venue to Rovellats Cava and back to the Sitges restaurant. Details regarding transportation schedules and meeting points will be communicated closer to the event date.

Don’t miss this unforgettable experience at Rovellats Cava —a highlight of Biosensing 2024. We look forward to welcoming you to this special social event.